therapeutic recreation

Therapeutic recreation for seniors is very beneficial. It helps with physical, emotional and mental well-being. Cognitive, social and motor functions can greatly improve for seniors with simple daily activities. It is important that seniors stay active and busy regardless of whether they live; at home, or in senior care facilities.

It is important to make sure seniors have access to recreation activities. When checking out senior care facilities, make sure you consider what kind of recreation their is for the residents. How frequent are they and are they therapeutic? Will they be of interst to y our loved one.

Some of these activities are seen in senior care facilities are:

  • Board games
  • Bingo
  • Crafts
  • Movie nights
  • Listening to music
  • Worship services
  • Pet visits
  • Scenic outings
  • Exercise programs

These activities are intended to help with physical and emotional well-being of all patients.

Studies have shown that individuals that are involved in therapeutic recreation have fewer days of demonstrating dementia-related behaviors. Social interaction and group engagements have also been showing improved senior living, health and well being, regardless of age or ability.

See original article https://www.whatcomtalk.com/2017/01/12/christian-health-care-center-2/ This is a great article on therapeutic recreation. Let us know your success stories about long term care activities!

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